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Wennington is located in Greater London
Population 300 (approximate)
OS grid reference TQ540809
• Charing Cross 14.8 mi (23.8 km) E
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RAINHAM
Postcode district RM13
Dialling code 01708
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
  • Dagenham and Rainham
London Assembly
  • Havering and Redbridge
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51°30′22″N 0°13′08″E / 51.5061°N 0.2189°E / 51.5061; 0.2189

Wennington is a small village and former civil parish in the London Borough of Havering, within the Metropolitan Green Belt. It is situated 14.8 miles (23.8 km) east of Charing Cross.


Wennington (parish) population
1881 196
1891 310
1901 360
1911 364
1921 432
1931 359
1941 war #
1951 320
# no census was held due to war
source: UK census

The Wennington parish formed part of Romford Rural District from 1894 to 1934. During that period Wennington had a parish council. Following a county review order in 1934 Wennington became part of Hornchurch Urban District and the parish council was abolished. In 1965, Hornchurch Urban District was abolished, and Wennington became part of the London Borough of Havering in Greater London.


The village of Wennington is south east of Rainham, along Wennington Road (B1335) near the junction of the A13 road and New Road (A1306). It is about 2 km (over 1 mile) north of the River Thames. It consists of mostly scattered houses and the Wennington Hall farmhouse. The village population is around 300.

Wennington is located at the eastern end of the London Riverside section of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone and is planned to be the site of the London Riverside Conservation Park.

Nearest places


Nearest stations

  • Rainham railway station
  • Purfleet railway station

Culture and community

Wennington Rovers football club is managed by J Smith after Craig Hosler retired and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. They play their home games at Spring Farm Park, Rainham.

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